How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
It normally starts with Tali scat singing over a track to get a feel for phrasing and melody. She then works from that blueprint to bring in whatever emotional feel and content the track conjures for her.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
We like lyrics that aren’t immediately obvious so that the listener can apply phrases that stand out to their own life experiences. That’s just an opinion though, sometimes a direct song can be fantastic too.
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
As we said above, we prefer to keep it vague enough to give the listener the chance to interpret the song their own way – it’s not a fear thing, just a writing style.
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
What inspired. “Feels so Good” , part of your latest album “Why am I Swimming around like this” ?
And “Take me Down”?
The darker days you endure at the end of a toxic or abusive relationship.
What was the best moment of your career?
The arrival of final copies of the CDs, the recording took place at various stages over 3 years so it was a huge moment for us.
And the most difficult one?
Recording the album was a real labour of love, getting studio time when all those needed for the session could be there and keeping a balance with everyone else’s commitments. It was fun at times too though.
What are your plans for 2018?
We’re working on a new EP with British producer George Shilling and writing songs for the next album.
To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
- Define in one word your album “Why am I Swimming around like this”: Diverse
- The best show you ever played: Camden Underworld
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: Beer
- The soundtrack of your childhood: Rush & Led Zeppelin
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: ‘From A Late Night Train’ – The Blue Nile.
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: The relationship that makes bacon sandwiches together, stays together.